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Ecuador Child Day Care Centre

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Ecuador Child Day Care Centre

Help with the care and education of disabled and underprivileged children in Ecuador’s beautiful capital of Quito, high up in the Andes, including healthcare, workshops and games.

Prices from $895

Ecuador is a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America. Despite its diminutive size, it is bursting with vibrant culture, mesmerising landscapes, exotic tropical wildlife and pristine habitats. It encompasses the all-consuming emerald Amazon, rich in natural resources and home to a wealth of fascinating creatures and indigenous communities.

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Ecuador has a picture-perfect capital city painted in pastel colours, alive with cafés, clubs, bars, churches and museums. Markets where friendly locals sell their wares are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of traditional street life. In contrast, the peaceful and serene Andes provide a home for indigenous mountain communities and enigmatic mountain creatures alike.

This captivating country contains a culture that is expressed in an abundance of wholesome and delicious cuisine, diverse musical forms and colourful festivals that will enliven your senses. Whilst it is one of South America's tiniest countries, it has everything you could possibly want, including stretches of white sand beaches, expansive plains, steamy jungles and spectacular mountains. All this and more is waiting to be discovered on your spectacular Ecuadorian adventure!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover a a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America
  • Help with the care and education of disabled & underprivileged children
  • Immerse yourself in a new & exciting culture

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 18 years
  • Basic Spanish recommended

FAST FACTS

Location Quito, Ecuador
Activities Medical care
Rehabilitation
Social work
Teachers aids
Assistance with recreation for both disabled & able bodied young children
Daily care for disabled children
Construction & maintenance work
Office work
Cooking & cleaning
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment and visa advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Two meals a day
Airport pick-up
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

The aim of this Quito-based project is the care and education of disabled and underprivileged children. It is based in a school with around 130 students, from kindergarten to grade five. The project provides vocational workshops for disabled teenagers, medical attention, rehabilitation, after school programmes and recreational activities. The Centre also provides accommodation for some disabled children. 

There are a broad range of activities that volunteers can undertake, depending on their interests and experience. Areas of work available to those with specific experience include medical care, rehabilitation, social work and teachers' aids. Other activities include assistance with recreation for both disabled and able-bodied young children, daily care for disabled children, construction and maintenance work, office work, cooking and cleaning. Volunteers should be flexible, enjoy working with children and should be willing to adapt to a new culture and different environment.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll fly into Quito where you'll be met by the friendly in-country project staff. You will then be taken to your accommodation, giving you time to settle and adjust to your new environment. You will receive project orientation and briefing before starting work.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You'll stay at a clean and friendly Quito-based homestay in either your own room or in a shared room with one or two other same sex volunteers. This is a fantastic way to really get to know the local people and experience true Ecuadorian lifestyle.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with two meals a day in the homestay; breakfast and dinner. Your diet will consist of a variety of nutritious and delicious local dishes. Vegetarians will delight in the varieties of rice and bean combinations that are available!

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

Patience and willingness will see you right  | 13 Aug 2018
My experience was a very good and rewarding one. The children and staff were very fun to work wit...

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Fully recommended  | 25 Jul 2018
My duties ranged from helping the kids with their meals to dressing them, playing and interacting...

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are welcome to explore this fascinating region, where bars, open-air restaurants, cafés, museums, and famous monuments are in plenty! A range of cultural and adventure trips can be arranged. Ask your hosts to book these with local providers and contribute directly to the local economy.

COSTS

2 weeks $895

Extra week $295

DEPARTURE DATES

This project runs throughout the year with the exception of Christmas, New Year and National holidays; please check availability when applying.

Please arrive on a Sunday to start the project on Monday.

This project is not available on the following dates in 2017:

New Year: 2 January

Carnaval: 27-28 February

Good Friday: 14 April 

Labor Day: 1 May

Battle of Pichincha: 26 May

Indedpendence Day: 11 August

Guayaquil Independence Day: 9 October

Day of the Dead: 2 November

Cuenca Independence Day: 3 November

Christmas: 25 December

DURATION

You can join this project for a minimum of 2 weeks

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals a day
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Quito (UIO)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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